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Turtle Island Storyteller Alma Hogan Snell

The Spirit of Pretty Shield

Alma Hogan Snell

My name is Alma Hogan Snell. I am from Yellowtail, Montana. That’s at the foothills of the Little Big Horn. Oh! The Big Horns, really. That’s where I live with my husband. My daughter and her husband live above us. That’s where I’m from. I’m a child of the Whistling Water.

I belong to the Greasy Mouth Clan, my mother’s, and Pretty Shield. Pretty Shield is my grandmother. I didn’t know my mother. She was gone when I was about a year and a half. She died due to an accident and complications from it. I didn’t know anyone by Mother except Pretty Shield. We always said “Kale” which means grandma.